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Boat great, train less so

We did the 3 hour boat trip from Stresa to Locarno, then train back. The boat portion was beautiful... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Easy and convenient

My husband and I stayed at Grand Hotel Dino in Baveno and used the Lake Maggiore Express several... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

My husband and I stayed at Grand Hotel Dino in Baveno and used the Lake Maggiore Express several times during our stay to get to Stresa to shop and have lunch or to go visit the Borremeo Islands which were close by. It was so...More

Thank kkmikes
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Fabulous 3 in 1 day out! Express train, scenic train and boat ride! Well worth the €34 a head. The scenery is awesome. If I return to Lake Maggiore, I would do the same trip all over again!!!

Thank MaryBarryJackson
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My guide book had this experience as a top 10 for the Italian Lakes and I wholeheartedly agree as it was the best day we spent whilst touring 3 of the Lakes in September. We pre-booked lunch on board and were glad we had as...More

3  Thank Parrotfish
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We took the express from Stresa and went on a boat to Locarno, scenic railway to Desmosummat and regional train back to Stresa. The trip was supposed to be all about the scenic railway but we found that it was a local train that stopped...More

1  Thank johnd1129
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We were looking forward to a sightseeing day out and this appeared to offer it all. We took the boat from Stresa to Locarno which at more than 3 hours was just too much, as others have commented the seats are very uncomfortable for that...More

1  Thank GPaulM
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Having read some of the negative reviews on this I was concerned that we would have problems but it couldn't have gone more smoothly! We took a train from Stresa to Domodosalla (caught a train that was bound for Geneva but was calling at Domodosalla...More

1  Thank Richard K
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Such a boring trip. 3,5 hours on a ferry with plastic seats. Then 2 trains back, again 3,5 hours, to where we started. Scenery is ok but not worth your whole freaking day. Sitting, waiting, looking around... instead of the expected; hop on hop off,...More

1  Thank Bob P
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We did the 3 hour boat trip from Stresa to Locarno, then train back. The boat portion was beautiful with great views. The centrovilla train haha great views,but was very crowded. The train from Domodossola to Stresa was gross! A great journey for the price,...More

1  Thank naomi1739
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful day out with some lovely views. The weather was awful with plenty of clag but it was still a great experience, although I'd like to do it again on a sunny day. Please be aware that the service only operates on...More

2  Thank travellingtim51
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We started in Stresa, took the boat (with nice lunch) to Locarno (they take Euro but your change will be in Swiss Francs). Narrow gauge train through mountains was ok, the views are better in the advertising leaflet, you almost get too close to the...More

1  Thank Alastair H
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13 March 2018|
Response from LenieeB |
You can buy a day ticket. We bought a ticket at the harbor in Baveno. You can travel the whole day with the tickets. It's 1 ticket each person for the train and boat.
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